Frequently Asked Questions
What kinds of losses will these courses address?
While grief can result from a variety of experiences, Project Grief courses specifically addresses grief associated with the death of a close loved one, be it friend or family, a long time ago or just yesterday.
What kinds of art projects will I do?
We explore a variety of paper crafts, coloring tools, and mediums like acrylic and watercolor paints. Often we're working with items like dish soap or recycled cardboard boxes, too! Each course is different, so check out the supplies list for each one. I'll show you everything you need, follow easy step-by-step video tutorials, pdf templates, and yes, give you the freedom to be creative when you want to.
PDF downloadable supplies lists: Master (Your Grief) Course, Holidays After Loss
How do I know if I'm "ready" to take the course?
If you’re unsure, a good way to see if you’re ready is to try out the free mini-course, Grief Art 101. Grief looks different for everyone, and there's no timeline that says you're "ready to move forward." If you're feeling stuck in grief, or you're just tired of feeling so tired and sad all the time, you could be ready to take the leap. Project Grief courses are right for you if you want a safe space to process your thoughts, or if you just want to “feel better”. Enroll if you also want to acquire skills that will help you face other life challenges outside of just grief. And most importantly, join us if you’re willing to process your thoughts and emotions, creatively. I'm so excited to meet you!
Is there an online community to help with support?
Yes! The Holidays After Loss and the Master (Your Grief) Course come with a private Facebook group for the instructor & students to interact, as well as to share questions, struggles, and especially victories with one another! Participation in the group is completely on your terms, though, so feel free to engage as much as you want/need.
How much does a course cost?
I currently offer 3 courses, with more on the way. Each course is designed to fit a certain need or topic. Therefore, they vary in length, as well as cost (anywhere from FREE to $247). To learn more about each course, visit my course directory and click on the one that most interests you.
How much time does it take to complete a course?
Each course is built to address certain needs, and so they take different amounts of time. The Master (Your Grief) Course is built to support long-term healing, so we recommend completing no more than one lesson a week. If you do this, you'll complete it in approximately 12 weeks (but longer is fine and totally normal). Holidays After Loss is made up of 5 shorter projects that can be done over a weekend, a month, or a season - whatever feels right for you. And finally, Grief Art 101 is a good place to start, because it can be completed in 1.5 hours (plus, it's FREE to try!).
What do I need technology-wise to do the course?
You can complete the course with any Mac, PC, or iOS mobile device. Courses aren't downloadable, so you do need internet access.
Can I access the course on my smart phone or tablet?
Only iOS mobile devices are able to access use the mobile app at this time (we hope an app for non-iOS is coming soon!). Once you enroll in a course, you can download the free Teachable app and use the same log-in credentials you used to enroll. From there, you can access the course anywhere you have internet access! Visit here to learn more about the free app, or visit here to watch a tutorial.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
What if I'm grieving for a different reason (other than the death of a loved one)?
You're right - grief comes as a result of all kinds of losses, and not all have to do with death. Grief can result from the loss of a pet, a divorce or breakup, a job loss, or a scary diagnosis (loss of health). Project Grief courses specifically address grief as a result of the death of a loved one. If you're able to "translate" the topic to fit your situation, go ahead! You might really benefit from Project Grief courses. If you'd prefer to see a course specifically for your situation, please contact me at [email protected] and I'll consider creating a new course in the future.
Are you a licensed therapist?
I am an artist, fellow griever, and a certified Therapeutic Art Life Coach through Transformation Academy. I am not a licensed therapist. Project Grief courses are the equivalent of having coffee with a mentor/friend, picking up a self-help book, or joining a peer-led grief support group. This course is not intended to replace the role of formal counseling or other therapies. Many Project Grief students have actually found great success in completing the Master (Your Grief) Course alongside therapy sessions with a licensed counselor.
Can I do this course with a friend or family member?
Community support is a vital part of the healing process! In Holidays After Loss, I encourage families to enroll once and then complete the projects together. However, Grief Art 101 and Master (Your Grief) Course are my not intended to host multiple users under one enrollment. I encourage each individual to purchase an enrollment, and then you may meet face-to-face for accountability, support, or to share art supplies.
Can I use this course as curriculum for a community group?
If you are wanting to show the videos and create art project within a group, please reach out to me directly (at [email protected]) before purchasing and we’ll find an arrangement that best fits your situation. Remember to state if you are part of a church, nonprofit, or social services organization.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
Don't worry. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me (at [email protected]) in the first 30 days of enrollment and we will give you a full refund. If 30 days has already past, simply log in to your account and stop your monthly subscription.
I really want to take a Project Grief course. What if I can't afford it?
This course is priced to match our high-quality videos, projects, and downloads, as well as a Facebook community. That said, sometimes cost keeps us from the things we truly need to heal. Please take our free Grief Art 101 mini-course first to see if it's right for you, then reach out to me directly (at [email protected]) if you really want to take this course but you can't afford it. I’d love to help find a solution with you.
Can Project Grief speak at an event, or do a workshop for my community organization?
I love sharing Project Grief with local communities! I am based out of Boise, ID. Send me a message (at [email protected]) if you'd like to discuss bringing Project Grief to your community organization or event.
I really believe in what you're doing. Can I to donate to Project Grief?
You can support Project Grief directly by signing up here and giving a monthly donation. Project Grief is a for-profit business start-up. Your donation is greatly appreciated, but do remember that it is not tax-deductible.
Don't see your question here?
It's worth asking. Email me at [email protected]. I'd be glad to help!